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Town Museum in Cologne Exhibits Documents on Contributions of Jews

More than 2,200 documents, posters, manuscripts and photographs, many of them indicating German participants in the Nazi regime’s actions against Jews, went on display here today at Cologne’s Town Museum, under the auspices of Dr. Kurt Hackenburg, head of this city’s board of education. The purpose, he said, is to show the German people the destructive results of anti-Semitism.

Included among the exhibits are documents and objects loaned for the purpose by collections in various museums in Israel, the United States, and 15 European countries–including East Germany. The emphasis of the exhibit, Dr. Hackenburg said, is to show the contributions made by Jews in the Rhineland toward Christian-Jewish and German-Jewish understanding.